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lady, michelle obama gets set for center stage at the democratic national convention. >>> gentle giant -- hollywood mourns the loss of oscar-nominated actor, michael clarke duncan. >>> and naughty no more -- he can england's prince harry steps out for the first time since the naked photos of vegas. >>> those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin with the convention kickoff. the democratic national convention officially begins in charlotte tonight and is where first lady, michelle obama, is going to take the stalk and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserve as second term. nbc's tracie potts is in charlotte with details. tracie, good morning. >> hi, lynn, good morning, everyone, behind me, the stage where it all gets started. the stage where we will see michelle obama. but not where we will see the president, he'll be a few blocks away at the bank of america stadium. one more day of campaigning before he arrives to make his case here in charlotte. last night, president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody
>>> first lady michelle obama takes a passionate case for her husband's second term. >> and a car crashes. and nasa gives kids a chance to name a piece of cosmic history. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >> we're going to begin this morning with cheerleader in chief. at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night, first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned speech. tracie potts joins us from charlotte. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. a bit of the back story here, aides say the ideas you heard michelle obama talk about last night were her own, that she knew exactly what she wanted to say in this speech. democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton, the only person more popular in a recent gallop poll, michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a rousing speech about decisions based on family values. >> in the end for barack, these issues and political, they're personal. heap know what is it means when a family struggles. >> reporter:
>>> fired up. former president clinton makes a case for president obama's re-election. dem decision lustout. spectators xram whbl a cloud of dust shifts their way after a building demolition in france. and talk about some lucky ducks. heart stopping video shows a family of ducks' treacherous trip across a busy highway. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with a rousing defense. former president clinton was greeted like a rock star last night at the democratic convention delivering a speech which endorsed president obama and answered accusations launched at last week's republican convention. tracie potts is in charlotte for us this morning with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. he is arguably the strongest voice in the democratic party right now. he was explaining why you thinks the current president needs four more years. the democrats' most popular living president, bill clinton, making the case to re-elect barack obama. >> n
>>> riding a wave. president obama gets a post-convention boost while mitt romney makes surprising comments on health care. >>> house of cards. explosives reduce a texas tower to rubble within seconds. >>> and cyber snare. why searching for this harry potter star online could be hazardous to your computer's health. very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. those stories and much more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with still riding high. days after the democrats' convention ended, a new poll finds president obama enjoying a bounce in popularity. according to a reuters poll of likely voters, 47% favor president obama while 43% prefer his republican rival, mitt romney. nbc's tracie potts has the election latest from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. well, it looks like the president did get a bit of a boost. a couple of daily tracking polls released over the weekend give president obama four and five-point leads over mitt romney. perhaps not a big surprise after the democratic convention, b
>>> moving forward. president obama presents his vision for the country as he accepts the democratic nomination. >>> murder verdict. ex-con drew peterson is convicted of the 2004 murder of his wife, kathleen savio. >>> and a rare display. pieces of the late neil armstrong's historic space suit go on display for the very first time in a decade. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with the final countdown. with the election just two months away, the end of the democrats' national convention last night featuring an address by president obama marks a fresh starting point for the race for the white house, and nbc's tracie potts joins us from charlotte with details this morning. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. they're breaking down now, but this place was packed last night. the fire marshal declared it at capacity early in the evening, hours before president obama spoke. ♪ will it make it easier on you now ♪ >> reporter: after a f
the election. while over the weekend the obama campaign pounded on his 47% comments. nbc's brian mooar has the very latest from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. mitt romney hoping to turn the conversation today after a week spent largely on defense. >> well, i'll tell you what, this has been an interesting week. >> reporter: interesting, perhaps, but mitt romney doesn't want to repeat of last week. he's hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> he said, you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. >> reporter: romney's heading to battleground ohio for a three-day tour with running mate paul ryan, hoping to leave behind a week dominated by discouraging polls and the releases of a secret videotape and more tax information. >> probably not the best week in the campaign, but i will say that i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple months and say this was the defining week in both campaigns. >> reporter: republicans want to
with campaign battleground. president obama, mitt romney are campaigning in the swing state of florida where both candidates will play up their policy on immigration and trade jabs at comments each made in the past. brian mooar has details from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. romney is pulling a page from the 2008 playbook accusing president obama of trying to redistribute the wealth. as president obama and mitt romney cross paths, their war for the white house shifted over video tapes. romney's obsessment -- still causing problems for his campaign. republicans are firing back. they are using a 1998 recording of then state senator barack obama talking of making government more efficient in a conference. >> how we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i believe in redistribution. at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> he said some years ago something which we are hearing about today on the internet. he said he believes in redistribution. all right? >> do you want
>>> road to charlotte. president obama stops off in ohio and new orleans, before tomorrow's dnc kickoff. >>> mystery ship. isaac's founding surf washes up what would be a civil war-era vessel. >>> and royal feat. england's prince andrew goes to great heights for a good cause. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with labor day on the campaign trail. while much of the country has the day off, president obama will be hard at work before heading to the democratic national convention tomorrow. tracie potts has details. >> reporter: good morning from charlotte. this is the stadium where president obama will speak later in the week. first, he's doing a tour of battleground states. >> hello, colorado. >> reporter: president obama's road to charlotte stops in battleground, ohio and storm-ravaged louisiana today. sunday, in colorado, he slammed last week's gop convention in tampa. >> there were a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices. but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. >> reporter: and while mitt romney went to chur
. the obama administration is prasing for another day of demonstrations in the muslim world after the weekly prayers. meanwhile, the development into the consulate killings in libya. tracie potts has the late e from washington. good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. there have been arrests in the killing. our consulate workers have been evacuated to tripoli. there, there are only emergency staff working as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight, more tear gas, more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in a protest. despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern of more violence. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> the fbi sending a team from new york to germany, four arrests in the death of four americans. they are looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state, hillary clinton, identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and great me
a split. the white house says president obama spoke on the telephone with benjamin netanyahu and said they are trying to stop iran from building a nuclear web. they report he rejected a meeting with netanyahu next week. netanyahu wants to know what would possess a strike. >>> congress appears to be gridlocked in the battle over the budget. john boehner says he is not confident congress can reach an agreement before the election to avoid the cliff. it may downgrade the credit rating if a deal can't be reached. steve handelsman has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: democratic and republican lawmakers stood together to remember 9/11. they are so far apart on the deals they have to make, the top republican said they may fail. >> i'm not confident at all. >> reporter: if it's not settled by january, everyone's taxes rise. deep cuts get triggers. the economy takes such a big hit, it's called the fiscal cliff. moody's warn, if the current budget negotiations fail, moody's expect to lower the rating of the bills like rival standard & poor's did. led by mitt romney, republicans are fo
. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. looking at the new poll numbers, president obama pulls ahead slightly more than he was a month ago. now five points ahead of mitt romney in the latest poll among likely voters. all of this as romney tries to bounce back from the comments he made last spring. here is what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying last may about the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. >> they believe they are entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it. my job is not to worry about those few. >> reporter: here is what he said at a fund-raiser. >> i believe the role of government is to help those who need help. we are a compassionate interview. >> reporter: come of those not paying taxes are not victims, but wealthy americans who should pay. >> i think people would like to be paying taxes. if you are doing well enough financially, you can pay a tax. >> reporter: president obama reacting to the comment about the 47%. >> my expectation is if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just some. >> reporter: some high profile r
will have full tail fi president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today after nearly crossing pathed in ohio. tracie potts joins us from washington with all the tails. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's put virginia in persiv,sint obama won that state after they voted for republicans for over 40 years. then two years after he had been in office, they elected a republican governor. today, t president will try to win virginia ba. present obama and mt roey cagn vni today where median income is 23% higher than the national average and unemployment is way lower, under 6%. like ohio wednesday, the president's expected to hammer romney for hisomments on the 47% of voters who don'tay ta >>on know how many of you will be with me this time around. but -- but it doesn't matter because i'm rning to be your president, to represent everybody. >> we're going to help those who need our help. we're a cpassionate peop >>or ryen points behind in ohio. that's a bigger gap than nbc and "the washington post" reported. no republicans ever won the presidency without winning this state. >>
will have more tomorrow night. you want to keep it here. >>> murder in benghazi. president obama vows justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash during a high-speed police chase. >>> baby guz. what duchess kate has been turning down sparking pregnancy rumors. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three diplomats, an elite group of marines has been sent to ramp up security in libya's capital. this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rival mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: march rarks here on capitol hill, the senate approved a resolution honoring the victims and calling this attack unacceptable and unjust find. a nation in mourning as the bodies of four a
for coaches, players and fans. jay gray, nbc news. >>> well, president obama and mitt romney campaign today in the important battleground state of ohio. yesterday president obama addressed the united nations general assembly where syria and iran took center stage. tracie potts joins us from washington with all of those details. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. as you have no doubt heard over and over, ohio is a big one on the list of battleground states and now it looks like the president has a pretty good lead there. >> i accept people will call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: president obama heads to ohio today with an eight point lead according to the "washington post "washingto" mitt romney is there, too. >> is there anyone who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? >> no, his play is to continue what he has done before, the status quo has not worked. >> romney attacking someone on taxes? that's like me attacking someone for being passionate in politics. >> reporter: romney is on a two day bus tour in
their way across battleground states, a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they're neck and neck in nevada and north carolina. tracie potts joins us in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: as we've seen in polls earlier in the week, president obama seems to have a healthy lead in states like ohio and even florida. but in others, it's much closer. >> just getting elected will help. >> reporter: mitt romney's message to donors last night as polls show a tight race in nevada and north carolina. romney's only two points behind president obama there. but seven points behind in new hampshire. >> now your job is in danger. >> reporter: both sides came out swinging with new campaign ads thursday. >> if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say -- >> reporter: what he said in virginia beach was something new, something he calls economic patriotism. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middl
. president obama will stay in washington and participate in ceremonies at the white house and pentagon. monday, families already gathered near pennsylvania will gather with leon panetta. they died fighting to keep the plane from reaching the capital. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved. and there is no greater sacrifice. >> back in lower manhattan construction is sitting there. the port authority that owns the sight battled over the financing for the foundation. >> on the eve of 9/11, we are able to announce an agreement that will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum, this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> a positive step forward that will make this tribute complete. relief for residents and first responders who suffered from cancer, the world trade center health care program will now cover treatment for many of them. back to you. >> thanks danielle. >>> after a long summer break, congress is back in sess
's forum on univision, president obama expressed frustration, he hasn't done more on a key issue for latinos. immigration reform. >> and the most important lesson i've learned is that you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> reporter: republican mitt romney pounced on that explanation. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again, his slogan was yes, we can. his slogan is now no, i can't. this is time for a new president. >> reporter: his tone suddenly shifted. >> it's time to put the politics aside. >> reporter: that change follows a rough few weeks now showing in the latest nbc news "wallace giuliani"/marist poll now leading by eight points in iowa and five points in colorado and wisconsin. and wisconsin republican vp candidate paul ryan's home state is one of those battlegrounds republicans need to keep in play. >> brian, thanks. >>> just seven weeks to go before election day and the romney campaign is stumbling. former minnesota governor tim pawlenty has resigned as romney co-chair to become one of wall stre
all americans struggling in the obama economy. as the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps. nearly one in six americans in poverty and the 23 million americans who are struggling to find work. mitt romney's plan to create 2 -- 12 million new jobs in four years grows the economy and moves americans off government dependency and into jobs. meanwhile, the obama campaign issued a statement saying it's "hard to serve as americans when you've written off half the mission". >>> ted strickland talked about the romney remarks last night. he told host ed schultz, in his view, they show mitt romney's character. >> anyone who would talk about 47% of americans with the kind of disdain that he used with his words simply -- i mean, why does he want to be the president of america? how can he possibly pull us together if he at the get go has said that 47% of us are unworthy? >> ed, these are the most reprehensible, despicable, pathetic wor
with lingering questions. there are conflicting versions from the obama administration and libyan officials about who exactly was behind last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's brian mooar has details. >> reporter: was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous, or did terrorists use a protest over an anti-islamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons which unfortunately are readily available in post-revolutionary lib libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president says it was coordinated by not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials say they have rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi is hoping to deliver a definitive answer on what happened but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi because it's still too dangerous. the waves of anti-american protests from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing but critics of current u.s. policy say the protests are not the problem.
to begin with foreign affairs. president obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign's front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: this is a big deal. not only for the president explaining where the world stands but for him politically. >> but first things first -- we've got an election. >> reporter: on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly. aides say he'll focus on the recent unrest and death of ambassador christopher stevens. >> these are not human bumps in the road. >> either one or all of them shows a person with a different perspective than the perspective i have. >> reporter: today's u.n. speech will be the president's first international address since violence erupted across the muslim world. >> also so -- >> reporter: in bilateral meetings secretary clinton was told security of their embassy is their duty and must emphasize that nuclear weapons must be kept away
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